How much do thick socks add to shoe size?

Thick socks could make your shoes smaller by at least half a size or 1 size. This mainly affects well fitting or form fitting shoes such as slip on/off high heel shoes that will be impossible to wear comfortably with thick socks.

How can I make my shoes more spacious?

Wear them in the evening. If your shoes are just a little uncomfortable, try wearing them around the house. Thick socks and a blow dryer. Frozen zip-close bag. The peeled potato trick. Adjustable shoe trees. Shoe stretch sprays and liquids. Find a shoe repair professional.

Are thick socks good for your feet?

Studies show that thicker sock with special padding like Thorlo are most effective at reducing pressure under the ball of the foot and the heel and preventing blistering. So if you have pain under the heel or ball of your foot or tend to blister opt for socks with extra thick padding.

Should you size up for thick socks?

Sock size is the measurement of your foot from heel to toe, plus the thickness of the sock. For example, if you wear a size 10 shoe, you would wear a size 10 sock. But, if you wear a thick sock, you may need to go up a size. For example, if you wear a size 10 shoe with a thick sock, you would wear a size 11 sock.

Is it better to have thick or thin socks?

THE RIGHT THICKNESS The thinner your socks are, the more breathable they are and the more natural they feel in terms of stride. The thicker they are, the more comfortable and protective they are. The thickness of your socks should therefore be adapted to your level, but also to your desires.

Are thicker or thinner socks better?

Thin socks dry more quickly than thicker socks, wicking moisture away from your skin and keeping you comfortable. This decreases the risk of developing blisters on your feet. If you have tight spots in your shoes caused by wearing thick socks, you may experience health problems due to restricted blood flow.